Monument of Apron opened shop in 2015 as an experimental e-commerce reading experience and the online notebook of various co-conspirators along with artistic research collective Display Distribute. Collating both old and new labours of networked, female work, its 'products' feature the overstock of various projects and observations along with a surplus of thought and transaction. To 'purchase' an article here demands a re-evaluation, turning the dynamic of producer and consumer on its head with a series of questions. Be prepared to work for your 'fulfillment'.
Monument of Apron, or 圍群—a word play combining 圍裙 wéiqún (apron), that timeless utilitarian garment, with 群 qún (group, crowd, caboodle or gang)—considers all those relegated to under-compensated, thankless tasks and encourages the donning of the apron. The pocketed apron lends itself further to secrecy and theft—caching what’s owed and stowing it away for otherwise circulations. An apron is also a protector and shield. For the aproned squad, communication across picket fences and gossip are key forms of solidarity—modes of redistributive practice towards an undercommons.